International Women’s Day (IWD) occurs on March 8th every year. It marks a moment to celebrate and provide visibility for the incredible contributions of women around the world and is a call to action for accelerating gender parity.
For the past 9 years Women Techmakers has celebrated IWD throughout the months of March and April. In 2020, in spite of a global pandemic and quick pivot to virtual, WTM Ambassadors reached over 80,000 worldwide through our IWD campaign #TogetherWeRise.
In 2021, we hope to inspire even more women and allies across the globe in partnership with you! We are also excited to extend the WTM IWD campaign to our GDG communities, in an effort to work towards gender parity and equity in tech together.
This year our theme is based on the the incredible strength and power women have shown in the face of adversity. We recognize that there were tremendous challenges over the past year, especially for women, from dealing with COVID to broader issues of racial justice and human rights. But we remain hopeful about the future and the belief that together our community can create positive change throughout the world.
So…. what will you have the #CouragetoCreate in 2021?
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Sierra is a Senior Software Engineer at Twitter, focused primarily on native Android. She loves building beautiful and accessible Android apps, sharing knowledge with the community, and mentoring aspiring mobile developers. She is a Google Developer Expert for Android and serves as a Director of Women Who Code Cincinnati, a global Leadership Fellow for Women Who Code Mobile, and a Women Techmakers Ambassador.
After 13 years as a Software Engineer and Engineering manager, I left the comforts of employment for the adventures of startup life. Throughout my career I've worked with a variety of programming languages and technology stacks and discovered that what I'm really passionate about is how that code affects people's lives. Being a geek I love technology, but at the end of the day - it's what it brings to the world that excites me.